KIXI Music News

What’s happening with your favorite KIXI artists?  We’ve got it here.  Check back often to keep up with the latest music news, this page is updated throughout the day.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Greatest Hits” reenters “Billboard” 200 at #2 after Petty’s death

Geffen RecordsThe October 2 death of Tom Petty has inspired music fans to buy more copies of the rock legend’s recordings, including his 1993 Greatest Hits compilation with his band The Heartbreakers, which has reentered the Billboard 200 chart at #2. The album moved 84,000 units during the past week, 52,000 of which were from traditional album sales. Interestingly, Tom …

Read More »

Jimmy Buffett releasing “Buried Treasure,” an album of rare demos from the late ’60s, next month

Mailboat RecordsWhat’s better than a cheeseburger in paradise? Well, if you’re a Jimmy Buffet fan, how about a collection of long-lost acoustic tracks from the singer/songwriter’s early years. On November 17, Buffett will release Buried Treasure, Volume One, the first installment in a series of recently rediscovered demos that he recorded during the late 1960s while he was working for …

Read More »

Alice Cooper plots 2018 US headlining tour in support of “Paranormal” album

Courtesy of earMUSICAfter wrapping up a late-summer North American tour with Deep Purple and Edgar Winter, Alice Cooper has scheduled a 2018 headlining trek of Canada and the U.S. in support of the shock rocker’s 2017 album, Paranormal, in March. The outing, dubbed “A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper,” kicks off March 1 in the Canadian city of Windsor, Ontario, …

Read More »

The Moody Blues’ releasing deluxe 50th anniversary edition of “Days of Future Passed” in November

UMeThe Moody Blues‘ classic symphonic-rock concept record, Days of Future Passed, was released 50 years ago next month. In celebration of the milestone, an expanded version of the classic record will be issued as a two-CD/DVD set on November 17. The 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Days of Future Passed features two audios discs that include a restored version of …

Read More »

The Lovin’ Spoonful’s Jerry Yester arrested on multiple child pornography charges

Rebecca Sapp/WireImage for The Recording AcademyLongtime Lovin’ Spoonful member Jerry Yester was arrested Thursday in Arkansas on various child pornography charges, ABC News has confirmed. According to Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, the 74-year-old musician is facing 30 counts of allegedly possessing, distributing or viewing matter depicting explicit sexual activity involving a child. Yester was arrested by the Attorney General …

Read More »

Eurythmics “kinda forgot” that Brits like them could be nominated for the Rock Hall of Fame

Credit: Carl StudnaAfter being eligible for over 10 years, Eurythmics have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time. The news was a surprise to the “Sweet Dreams” hitmakers: Annie Lennox barely knows anything about the Hall, while Dave Stewart says he “forgot” British acts were eligible. “Whenever I’ve seen…the show, it’s always been …

Read More »